To engage LGBTQ+ people in data collection, we need to look at its harmful history

LGBTQ+ communities are told that to change the status quo we first need to gather evidence about the nature, size and scale of the problem before work can commence. But, considering data’s dark past, why should we participate? I wrote an article for The Conversation for LGBT History Month on the harmful history of collectingContinue reading “To engage LGBTQ+ people in data collection, we need to look at its harmful history”

The difference between ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ research

How often do we pause to consider what we actually mean when we talk about equality and diversity research? Although the terms ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ are often used interchangeably they have very different meanings and a failure to consider these differences can impede positive change. A rush to overlook the definitions of equality and diversityContinue reading “The difference between ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ research”